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Vervain

Verbena officinalis

Also known as

Simpler's Joy, Herb Of The Cross, Common Verbena, Common Vervain, Official Vervain, Turkey-Grass, Wild Verbena

VERBENA OFFICINALIS - SANT JUST - IB-068 (Berbena) by Isidre blanc (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Verbena officinalis (7735820620)

Vervain Overview

Verbena officinalis is also commonly known by the name vervain. It is a hardy, perennial species which is often grown as an annual, with oblong, purple leaves and fragrant, light purple-white flowers borne on short spikes. These are produced from mid-summer through to mid-autumn.

How to propagate Vervain

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed in the autumn or spring, from stem cuttings in summer or autumn.

Seed

Special features of Vervain

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Vervain

Wildflower/meadow can be found on waste ground.